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Watch this tiny baby drum to Slipknot’s Unsainted for your daily dopamine boost

Baby and father drum to Slipknot
(Image credit: @heavymetalbaby)

Start ‘em young, we say — simply switch out the building blocks for a set of drum sticks and you’ve got your own baby metalhead-in-the-making. It's a parenting approach adopted by @heavymetalbaby, a TikTok user who has taken to the platform to share videos of his young one drumming away to some of metal’s biggest anthems – with, of course, a little help from dad.  

The father in question – who dons an old Corey Taylor mask in his latest video – appears to be a drummer himself, making the perfect teacher for his tiny student, who at just a few months old, gleefully smiles as he’s introduced to the world of metal via Slipknot’s gargantuan banger Unsainted. 

We all know that when it comes to the internet, babies – alongside cats, puppies and other cute and miniature things – tend to rack up a fair few hits, but obviously the injection of a bit of metal has been the missing ingredient to take their internet superstardom to the next level. This video has, in fact, already received over half a million views after being posted just three days ago.

In the metal baby's other videos, the duo cover Rob Zombie’s Dragula, Korn’s Freak On A Leash, Disturbed's Down With The Sickness (an internet favourite), and more. If you’re falling short on the good feelings today, this video should surely top you up.

Watch the video below.

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.